Christianity: the only army known to shoot the wounded

Christianity has been around for centuries. It is one of the foundations of the religious beliefs of millions of people around the world. It has stood the test of time and still stands.

As someone whose life has been forever changed by the concepts found in Christianity, I can tell you that I am bothered by the way some Christians choose to deal with those who do not adhere to the moral standards normally found in the Bible.

Everyone falls short, makes mistakes, and misses the mark. But the irony of all this is this; When a person does not meet the expectations that others have of him as a Christian, the funeral is usually held while the person is still breathing.

Consider the many men and women in the Bible who failed. God allows us to look at their lives for a reason. I think it’s so we can all see that the man is flawed, prone to mistakes, and desperately in need of a savior.

Adam and Eve – they sacrificed an eternity with a relationship with God for a piece of fruit. They could have had it all, but they let sin take away what we all desperately need: God.

Abraham – had Ishmael when God had told him that his son would come through Sarah.

Isaac – He lied about Rebekkah being his wife because she was scared.

Jacob- cheated on his father and stole from his brother

Moses: killed an Eqyptian for being an Egyptian who did what was natural

Gideon: He refused to accept the position that God wanted for him.

David – killed a man to have his wife

Solomon: He loved strange women more than he loved God.

Peter – denied Jesus 3 times

Paul – saw Christian being killed

The list is longer but see my point. Christians cannot say that they have lived such righteous lives that they have never failed. We have all sinned and come so short of the glory of God. But if that is the case, how can we as a people be so intolerant of the failures of others? Because for many believers we don’t look at how God sees people; instead, we look at how we see them.

Sometimes people find more grace in a hospital than in a Bible-believing church. That just shouldn’t be so. God’s grace should be sufficient for all of us. It will be when we stop killing those for whom Jesus died to save.

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